Oct 19, 2016

Elegant Autumn Card for IndigoBlu


I'm sharing an inspirational post with my teamies today on the IndigoBlu blog.  I was trying to think out of the box because I have a limited supply of traditional fall stamps by IndigoBlu.  I decided to experiment with their line of metallic paints and see how they compared to Distress inking.


I spread both Miss Money Penny Copper and Goldfinger onto my craft sheet with a palette knife and sprayed with a lot of water.  I dipped my panel in until I had good coverage and dried with a heat gun.  What a beautiful result!  I embossed the Vintage Flourish stamp in copper repeatedly on my panel.

This is one of my favorite stamps of all time!  Every time I use it I am wowed!  My background paper truly reminded me of something I would pick up at a specialty store.  I will definitely be trying this again in other color variations.  


For my focal image I used the skeleton leaves from the Blooming Great stamp set and inked them with a few colors of Distress Inks.  I love creating color variation by inking with multiple ink pads, especially for leaves.  I layered over a simple panel that I stamped with the Script Background stamp.  To achieve the faded look I lightly tapped Distress Ink onto the rubber and sprayed with water, then stamped without pressing too hard.


31 comments:

brenda said...

Super work as always, it's always a please to see your creations.

B x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just gorgeous Autumn!! I've missed your wonderful and unique style while I was gone, and a huge congrats on Indigo if I haven't said it before!! Can't wait to see all the goodness you create through the seasons!! hugs :)

Juliz Design Post said...

Your background is simply lush Autumn, I have this flourish stamp too and love it. Super rich colours and a beautiful card.
Julie x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, Autumn! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love these leaves, but now I see the amazing background and my jaw dropped! LOVE it! I giggled at the names of the metallic paints - fun!! (I still love the original James Bond movies and started reading Ian Fleming when I was in high school...yes, I'm dating myselfl!) But truly, thanks for sharing your process along with such a gorgeous card! And I love that yummy ribbon bow! You knocked this elegant piece out of the park, my friend! Hugs!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Beautiful results! I love the coloured leaves and the copper embossing! That almost looks made out of metal!

Marty Fishman said...

Before I read your post, Autumn, I thought your background paper was store bought! You did a fabulous job on that!! I sure do love Miss Money Penny Copper and Goldfinger, too. This is just an overall gorgeous card, Autumn. You also have some awesome ribbons in your stash!! Hugs!!

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you used the ink, and that bow is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff. ~DT Janis

Susan said...

Love the colors on this card. I bet it's beautifully shimmery irl! Great techniques too.

Vicki robertson said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Autumn! I love the stunning background you have created. Beautiful bow too! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ October Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

creationsnz said...

Stunning work.

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Autumn!! The leaves look amazing!! I love the colors!! The bow is spectacular!! Gorgeous card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

Your colour choices were perfect Autumn, the leaves are absolutely fantastic. I love the background paper and the gorgeous matching bow! Hugs, Anne xx

Char said...

Wow! This is so beautiful. What a great background. I'm loving that stamp, too. Will have to order it. Nice bow!!!

Stampsnob. said...

Oh my that is gorgeous TFS Let's Craft and Create Lis

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous and yes, very elegant especially with that ribbon treatment! :) HUGS

Lynn Price said...

Wow, Autumn - you have absolutely knocked this out of the park!! Stunning piece! Incredible colors, and fabulous composition. Go, girl!! So proud of you!! xxx Lynn

Maxine D said...

Oh my goodness this is fabulous Autumn - love the rich autumnal colours and those fabulous leaf stamps are perfect for this card
Blessings
Maxine

craftytrog said...

What a beauty! I love the background! xxx

Jonnece Putu said...

Fantastic card. The leaf work is great, thanks for sharing the technic and joining us at Lets Craft and Create. Look forward to seeing more creations.

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow love your Autumn creation, it is just stunning. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Carla Brooke said...

A lovely creation!
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Carla DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely stunning-love the fabulous embossed background,gorgeous bow and the brilliant effect off the paints
Carol x

Helen Wallace said...

Glorious Autumnal colours on this special project. Beautiful work :D

Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and elegant indeed! Love the colours and the effect of the metallic paints. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so pretty. I love how you used the metallic paints to make the beautiful leaves and the bow is fabulous.

Pawsitively Creative said...

Very beautiful and elegant! Not only does the background paper look like it came from a specialty store, the entire card does! You go girl! IB sure is lucky to have you and you used their stamps wonderfully. Awesome sauce dearie. Hugz to you muffin!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wowsers...a fabulous and gorgeous card! Thanks for the creative inspiration...will definitely try this too! ;-)

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Autumn. Interesting technique and it turned out beautifully. Thank you for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe and we hope you will join us again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

TRACEY MO said...

what a lovely autumn card, great colours & technique you have used

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Tracey DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Joi at RR said...

Complete eye candy for me Autumn. Favorite colors, favorite time of year and favorite flower - LEAVES!!! Your project is just STUNNING. That background is ELEGANTLY LUSCIOUS and the leaves are PERFECT. Just WONDERFUL. XXj.

Vintagehandmade said...

What a beautiful and elegant card with such a fabulous autumnal colors, Autumn! It's stunning, my freind! Big hugs! Branka xx

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